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    Default Brigand Tips N Tricks (DoV)

    This is our evolving Tips and Tricks/How To thread.

    Epic Walkthru
    http://www.eq2llinks.com/epic3.php
    At Level 90, you can do a quest that will strip the Mythical Effect into a spell so that you can upgrade your weapon without losing the Mythic benefit.
    http://eq2.zam.com/wiki/Epic_Conversion_%28EQ2_Quest_Series%29

    Stats
    Agility is the number one stat for Scouts. Stamina is your secondary ability. The other three do not have a benefit for Brigands
    You are looking for Max Debuffing and DPS.


    Crit Chance
    You need the following crit chance in velious to crit 100%:
    Estimated Crit Numbers: (Sarbak)
    Heroic ToFS Zones - 150% Crit
    Heroic Kraytoc Zones - 150% Crit
    Heroic KD Zones - 200% Crit

    ToFS x2 - 170% crit

    Kraytocs
    E-180% crit
    H-200% crit

    Hall of Legends
    E-200% crit
    H-230% crit

    Foundations of Stone
    E-200% crit
    H-230% crit

    There are two x4 contested named
    Soren the Vindicator - 300% crit
    Tantor XII- 230%+

    Your Multi-Attack should be 150% minimum when group/raid buffed for triple attacks. You actually want to shoot to get this up over 300% for raid zones.
    Then you want to work on your Haste, DPS, Crit Bonus, Potency, and Ability Mod. You can bump these up through the use of adornments.


    Combat Arts/Particular AAs
    Casting order is a hot topic and highly debated.
    Your largest debuffs should happen right away in each fight to maximize raid/group damage.
    Most common casting orders start out Debuffs - Double Up - DOM
    Here are some highlighted skills you should be aware of:

    1. Thieves Guild - cast this on an assassin in raid/group for best proc. If you hit 3 CAs within 5 seconds, you give your thieves guild target a 9% potency buff. If you hit 5 CAS within 5 sec you give them a 13.5% potency buff. These 2 buffs stack (and have an 5 sec duration). So pretty much can maintain a 10-22.5% potency buff on a group member. Also, the potency procs work in the other direction as well, so when your thieve's guild target uses 3 CAs within 5 seconds, YOU get the 9% potency buff, 5 CAs within 5 and you get the 13.5%, and they stack. (Camryn)


    2. Amazing Reflexes - many raid brigands can stay in almost every named fight no matter what the AoE is

    3. Beg for Mercy. Instead of an intercept, this now has stone skins instead. It maintains the hate position drop proc as well. So actually can act as a nice oh shit ability for brigs, or allow brigs to soak up an AE or 2 with AR-procs are being bitchy. (Camryn)

    4 Change of Engagement or Sunder - if you are the only Brigand or Swash in your raid, you should have CoE. If you have multiple Brigs/Swashies, then the lowest parsing person should have CoE.



    Auto Attack
    As Auto Attack is approximately 40% of our damage, you can try to time the attacks:
    CA - CA - Pause - CA - CA - Pause... rinse and repeat

    Rogue AA's

    Here is an AA Calculator you can use and then post the link for others.


    Adornments

    Here is a nice Adornment by Slot site
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    Default Re: Brigand Tips N Tricks (DoV)

    This thread is and will be under construction for a few weeks as we work through the changes. Anyone who wishes to contribute information and AA setups will be greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Brigand Tips N Tricks (DoV)

    Crit should be FAR higher than 100%.... even intro raids have the crit avoidance that will nerf your crit chance to ~25-30% if you are at 100% crit.

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    Default Re: Brigand Tips N Tricks (DoV)

    Crit will need to be at least 200

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    Default Re: Brigand Tips N Tricks (DoV)

    The ammount you need to crit on ''nonbuffed'' mobs is approx 170.
    The other mobs have a buff on them saying the ammount of crit avoidance they have. You need that ammount +100 to crit all the time.
    Thieve's guild procs last for 5 seconds.

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    made changes
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    Default Re: Brigand Tips N Tricks (DoV)

    Since you quoted me above.. I would say that Crit Chance is way more important than haste and dps until you are way over cap. you will need to depend on group buffs for those stats.

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    ok - took quote off since it pertained more to SF
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    Re: Brigand Tips N Tricks (DoV)

    Any word on how the Spike DPS effects mobs. Is there a way to counter act this aggro magnet? I was in a grp in Kael the other night and it seemed as if everytime I would get a back to back crit they would mem wipe and come right to me... Needless to say it was an OUCH kinda moment haha. :46:

    And do I realy want to be criting as often if this is going to be something I cant counter. Or maybe at least until I have had a chance to replace some of my raid gear with beeter. Crit mit is only 101.4 right now so when I get hit it really hurts with these guys.

    Love the thread, thanks for starting it!

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    Default Re: Brigand Tips N Tricks (DoV)

    Crit Mit is definatly more important entering the new raid zones. I ended up replacing Crit bonus red adornments on my T3 SF armor with Crit Mit (at least till I get some new raid armor). I figure it's hard to DPS when your dead
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